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  • Drive Real-Time Decisions with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for the SAP HANA Platform Enable enterprise-class scalability, reliability and efficiency. • Performance: Generate queries and reports faster. • Scalability: Add infrastructure resources on demand, with no downtime. • Efficiency: Design to deploy in less than 2 weeks. • Real Time: Access fresh data and gain new insights. • Reliability: 99.999% uptime for 24/7 availability. SOLUTIONPROFILE Organizations are increasingly relying on business intelligence and ana- lytics to make smarter decisions. However, the growth in data sources has hampered the delivery of timely results. Knowledge workers often have to wait hours if not days to get reports. Worse yet, traditional data warehouse limitations often result in aggregate or sample data to perform analytics, which can lead to inaccurate or “best-guess” results. To solve these challenges, Hitachi Data Systems and SAP offer an integrated platform that drives real-time reporting and analytics. Whether striving to create personalized customer experiences, optimize oper- ations or launch innovations, the combined Hitachi Data Systems and SAP solution supports smarter decisions at the speed of business. Hitachi Data Systems and SAP Deliver the Platform for Real-Time Business VIEW UCP Select for SAP HANA Video
  • SOLUTION PROFILE Small Medium Large Large Plus-2TB (for SAP Business Suite on HANA only) Large Plus-4TB (for SAP Business Suite on HANA only) Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 1 Hitachi x57A2 server blade 2 Hitachi x57A2 server blades 4 Hitachi x57A2 server blades 4 Hitachi x57A2 server blades 4 Hitachi x57A2 server blades CPUs/ Cores 2/20 4/40 8/80 8/80 8/80 Memory 256GB 512GB 1,024GB 2,048GB 4,096GB Flash Fusion-io ioDrive2 Fusion-io ioDrive2 Fusion-io ioDrive2 Fusion-io ioDrive2 Fusion-io ioDrive2 Hitachi Unified Storage 130 Disk Storage 17 x 300GB SAS 10k 17 x 300GB SAS 10k 22 x 300GB SAS 10k 43 x 300GB SAS 10k 19 x 300GB and 32 x 600GB SAS 10k Ethernet Networking 4 x 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) pass- through LAN 4 x 1 GbE pass-through LAN 4 x 1 GbE pass-through LAN 4 x 1 GbE pass-through LAN 4 x 1 GbE pass-through LAN Host Bus Adapters 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel Software SAP HANA platform SUSE Linux SAP HANA platform SUSE Linux SAP HANA platform SUSE Linux SAP HANA platform SUSE Linux SAP HANA platform SUSE Linux Hitachi Data Systems and SAP Deliver Real-Time Analytics and Actionable Information Hitachi Data Systems and SAP have built upon their strategic partnership formed 2 decades ago to deliver analytics solutions for the enterprise. Now, your organization can eliminate barriers to fast, informed decision processing with SAP HANA soft- ware running on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Select for the SAP HANA Platform. Representing the power of Hitachi engineering, Unified Compute Platform Select for SAP HANA delivers outstanding, enterprise-class performance, scalability and reliability for SAP HANA environments. With SAP HANA platform’s innovative in-memory database enabling analysis of massive data sets, you can rely on Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA to acceler- ate reporting and query responses. Your business users will have instant access to knowledge at their fingertips to make more informed and timely decisions. Realize Faster Time to Value With An Integrated Platform Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA is a com- prehensive deployment environment for SAP HANA contained within a single enclosure. The combination of enterprise-class storage systems, compute blades and networking components simplifies deployment and helps ensure predictable results. The solution combines Hitachi Compute Blade server technology and enterprise-class storage, Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) to scale up and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) to scale out, with leading network components from Brocade. With end-to-end hardware and software integration helping to stream- line complex tasks, your organization will be able to unlock answers and enable break- throughs, faster than ever before. The scale-up offering is ideal for proof of concepts, development and test environ- ments and for running the SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA. It is offered in 5 con- figurations, which are noted in Table 1. To scale out, Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA supports up to 16TB of platform memory, which makes it ideal for larger mission-critical SAP HANA implementa- tions. Table 2 provides complete UCP for SAP HANA scale-out specifications. Gain Freedom and Flexibility With Tailored Data Center Integration The SAP HANA tailored data center integra- tion (TDI) program offers another approach to deploying SAP HANA. With TDI you have more freedom and flexibility in configuring the layers for SAP HANA, depending on your existing data center layout. You’ll be better positioned to stay within your IT budget, shorten implementation cycles, and enable improved consumption of hardware innova- tions to drive the adoption of SAP HANA. Organizations using VSP and HUS VM can gain these benefits as both storage sys- tems are certified for deploying SAP HANA via the TDI program. By re-using Hitachi VSP and HUS VM storage systems in the deployment, organizations can leverage established operational processes, reducing capital and operational expenses and miti- gating risks.  Since we started using the SAP HANA platform, our cost allocation has become 40 times faster, for example, and reporting is 5 times quicker. Using this database also meant we could reduce the volume of stored information by 3 times while facilitating better information analysis. This is a very good outcome.  Table 1: Hitachi Unified Compute Platform SELECT for the SAP HANA Platform: Scale-Up Solution Specifications Elena Raskita, Russian Railways
  • 3 Innovation is the engine of change, and information is its fuel. Innovate intelligently to lead your market, grow your company, and change the world. Manage your information with Hitachi Data Systems. www.hds.com/innovate Benefit From Mainframe-Class Performance and Scalability The SAP HANA platform was designed to deliver instantaneous business insight from extremely large data sets, along with rich functionality to conduct hypothetical “what if” analysis. While critical for making deci- sions at the speed of business, real-time analytics can place significant demands on the host. Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA is ideally suited to address those hefty demands. Delivering future-proof scalability and investment protection, the infrastructure allows for easy expansion of processing and storage to accommodate additional SAP HANA end users and larger SAP HANA data volumes. The processing engine behind Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA is Hitachi Compute Blade, an enterprise-class blade server platform equipped with 2 Intel Xeon pro- cessors E7 family per blade. With features such as symmetric multiprocessing and native logical partitioning commonly found in mainframes, the platform delivers out- standing, enterprise-class performance. Highly cost-effective in terms of capital and operating expenses, Hitachi Compute Blades integrate network, power, and server resources into a single, space-efficient, flex- ible solution. The rack-mountable chassis houses blade modules and provides for I/O versatility with internal switches and connectivity to enterprise solid-state flash storage and persistent data storage. Ensure 24/7 Availability of Demanding and Data- Intensive Environments Companies that rely on SAP HANA to more intelligently run their business require their data to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SAP and Hitachi are satisfying these require- ments by ensuring uninterrupted operations with backup, recovery and disaster tolerance solutions. Hitachi provides high-availability technologies in both its server and storage components of UCP Select for SAP HANA. Hitachi Compute Blades reduce the risk of unplanned downtime of the SAP HANA platform with its sophisticated, built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features. For reliability, the chassis is fully redundant, including 2 management modules for redundancy. Each module supports an independent management LAN interface from the data network for remote and secure management of the chassis, and blades and components are hot-swappable. In terms of storage high availability, backup and recovery, Hitachi UCP Select for the SAP HANA scale-out architecture employs Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) and Symantec NetBackup. Using HNAS as a staging area provides high speed in system backups (up to 500 MB/sec) without per- formance impact to SAP HANA. Hitachi also supports the SAP HANA Backint API with Symantec NetBackup. This solution provides your company with an option to leverage your existing Symantec backup infrastructure to protect against data loss due to failure or corruption.  The combination of SAP HANA and Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA delivers the compute and storage performance and high throughput that we need to make smarter business decisions, faster. By dramatically reducing the traditional delay between operations and analytics, it enables us to gain near-real-time insight and information.  Alvin Lim Senior Vice President Information Technology Asia Capital Reinsurance Group With 1TB Nodes With 0.5TB Nodes SAP HANA Platform: Nodes Quantity 2-16 2-16 Processors/Cores Up to 128/1280 Up to 64/640 Memory Up to 16,384GB; support beyond 16TB possible through custom engagements Up to 8,196GB; support beyond 8TB possible through custom engagements Storage Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Ethernet Networking (giga- bit Ethernet: GbE) ■■ Redundant and bonded 10GbE 2 x 6720-40 switches for inter- cluster and 2 x 6720-24 switches for HANA customer uplink ■■ Management: 1GbE LAN pass-through modules, 1 x 6430 SAP HANA High Availability Yes Yes Disaster Tolerance Yes Yes High-Speed Backup Yes Yes Operating System SUSE Linux for SAP HANA Table 2: Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for the SAP HANA Platform: Converged Scale-Out Solution Specifications
  • © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2014. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. SP-175-A DG April 2014 Corporate Headquarters 2845 Lafayette Street Santa Clara, CA 95050-2639 USA www.HDS.com community.HDS.com Regional Contact Information Americas: +1 408 970 1000 or info@hds.com Europe, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or info.emea@hds.com Asia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or hds.marketing.apac@hds.com Solution With the goal of consolidating its data warehouses, reducing data duplication and establishing a big data analytics foundation, Asia Capital Re refreshed its IT roadmap. The company centered on the SAP HANA platform to gain a single integrated environ- ment for accessing current information for near-immediate analysis. To optimize per- formance and scalability of its consolidated analytics platform, Asia Capital Re selected Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for the SAP HANA Platform. Benefits ■■ Scalability: Whenever Asia Capital Re needs to scale, they simply upgrade by adding blades instead of having to replace the entire compute and storage appliance fabric. ■■ Performance: By dramatically reducing traditional delays between operations and analytics, the company is gaining near- real-time insights and information within 45 minutes versus days. ■■ Efficiency: With less manpower required to manage its infrastructure, the company can reassign resources to higher value tasks. Summary: Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA Powers Real-Time Business The era of real-time analytics is here. Now your organization can trust SAP and Hitachi to more effectively manage your massive and ever-growing data stores. The deep integration of SAP HANA software and Hitachi UCP Select for SAP HANA gives your organization the basis to implement real-time business intelligence across your enterprise. Offering cost-effective perfor- mance, highly scalable SAS architecture and 99.999% uptime rating for data avail- ability, UCP Select for SAP HANA is ideally suited to help your company turn data into actionable information. By delivering a precertified combination of SAP and Hitachi components, we help your organization to realize a streamlined implementation and stay focused on your business goals. Whether your organization is striving to deliver more personalized customer experiences, optimize operations or bring new innovations to market, choose SAP and Hitachi. We can empower your stakeholders to make more informed, faster decisions. We help you get real-time data into their hands, exactly when they need it most. Hitachi Data Systems and SAP Deliver the Platform for Real- Time Business Go to www.hds.com/go/sap to learn more. The solution for SAP HANA Disaster Tolerance is based on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform as the SAP HANA persistent storage repository. VSP works with Hitachi TrueCopy synchronous storage replication software to enable SAP HANA Disaster Tolerance. The Hitachi VSP and TrueCopy combination delivers 24/7 mission-critical access to the SAP HANA platform if the primary SAP HANA system becomes unavailable. Because your employees, vendors and customers are rely- ing on constant availability, SAP and Hitachi are committed to ensuring your IT environ- ment never lets them down. Use Case Study for Real-Time Business Analytics Challenge While business growth can present new revenue-generating opportunities, it can also present challenges on how to best manage the simultaneous growth in data. Asia Capital Reinsurance Group (Asia Capital Re) faced this situation as its data grew from about 500GB in 2007 to 30TB. Data volume was projected to grow to 200TB within the next 5 years. Therefore, Asia Capital Re needed to ensure that its data management capabilities could pro- vide seamless and uninterrupted support as the company continued to evolve. The Singapore-based independent reinsurance group turned to 2 established partners, SAP and Hitachi Data Systems, for a solution.